Toy are on Heavenly Records, which is very often a sign of brilliance in and of itself. Their indie psychedelic rock is meatier and more nourishing than that genre can sometimes tend to be, and, though the great mystery of the group is how their hair doesn’t get tangled up in their guitar strings, we’re most interested in the strange alchemy of their songcraft.
Toy blends elements from almost every period of popular music, and adds a contemporary edge that should get the Crawl swaying, if not spontaneously applying hair extensions. As an aside, three of Toy’s members were also part of those chimeric legends, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong. We’re happy to predict that Toy will have a long and more fruitful life.
What happened the last time you were in Camden?
I was taught how to make caipirinhas.
What is the one single most important thing to know about the band?
We love caipirinhas.
You can have one artist, living or dead, on stage with you: who is it and why?
Would love to play with Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth as they are two of the finest guitarists that have ever lived.
Recommend us a tune by a band other than you that we should download right now.
Charles Boyer – Ducks
What is the most outlandish item on your rider?
If each member of the band had to appear in fancy dress on stage, who would wear what?
All as Unicorns
Anything specific you want to plug?
Toy will be appearing this Sunday at Camden Crawl 2012. Check out their profile page for more info